Mission Statement

To introduce new American work by emerging American artists to the international stage, specifically at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


I founded Flying Solo! Presents in 2018 after many years of dreaming and planning.  As a theatre director and maker, much of my work involves the development of new plays.  As a result, I see lots of new work that is fresh and vibrant, funny and touching, by emerging American playwrights and companies that I know will appeal to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe audiences. I am attracted to plays that explore different visions of America and Americans that may not be prevalent in international news.

I have had the pleasure of bringing several groups of students to the Fringe since 2001 and wanted to find a way to use my knowledge of the Fringe to support professional artists who might not have the opportunity to have their voices heard on the world stage for a variety of reasons. Thus, Flying Solo! Presents was born.

While Flying Solo! Presents is based in Golden, Colorado, USA we draw our company from all over the United States.

Penny Cole

Producing Artistic Director

First Season: August 2-24,  2019


Written and Performed by Dennis Elkins


Written by Brian Quirk

Performed by Craig MacArthur

Presented at theSpace@Surgeons’ Hall, in the Haldane Theatre.

Planned Season: August 7-29 2020*


Written and Performed by Dennis Elkins


Written and Performed by Dennis Elkins

Finding Mowgli

Written and Performed by Matt Zambrano

Members Only

Written and Performed by Annalisa Plumb


*We are planning to bring at least three of these shows to Edinburgh in 2021 if an in-person, live performance Fringe can be held.